DESIGN THRUST

"You cannot understand good design if you do not understand people; design is made for people."

- Dieter Rams

The Design Thrust focuses on engaging and building the intellectual capital of our Architects, creating opportunities for discourse and thought leadership on good design through:-

  • publications
  • awards
  • exhibitions of exemplary works
  • public and industry engagements
  • promotion of fair competitions
  • collaborating with various agencies and IHLs on design-related events and initiatives

Aligned with the Institute’s directive of promoting innovation and sustainability as integral to design, the Design Thrust also hopes to highlight and recognise our members and their good works of that spirit, in hope that we can gain momentum as a fraternity working together towards the leadership of these attributes.

Our yearly offering of programmes and projects will be fine-tuned to champion these aspects and they include Archifest, ArchXpo, SIA Architectural Design Awards, Design competitions, Capability Profiles, The Singapore Architect (TSA) publication and seminars on design and sustainability in the built environment.

Design Thrust 2019-20

Co-Chairs: Christina Thean & Wu Yen Yen

Sustainability

contact: green@sia.org.sg

The Institute established the Green Committee in 2008 with the aim to celebrate excellence in sustainable design in the areas of green design, green practice and community outreach.

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Design Competition

Contact: design_competition@sia.org.sg 

Architecture Design Competition has been promoted by the Institute as early as the 1960s. Over the years, many notable buildings have been built through the design competition process

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Archifest

Contact: archifest@sia.org.sg

The Archifest (Singapore Architecture Festival) is an annual festival for the city to celebrate architecture and the built environment. Archifest is a platform for all walks of life to discuss, debate and deliberate architectural issues. Participants will find themselves engaging in uninhibited dialogue, creative collaborations and a constant exchange of ideas.

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Awards

Contact: ada@sia.org.sg

The Awards Committee develops and refines the framework for awards organised by the Institute which include defining the categories, judging criteria, judging process, and related exhibitions etc.

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Publications

Contact: publications@sia.org.sg

  • The Singapore Architect Magazine
  • Capability Profile

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